THOMAS BJORN NEWS

Finding the good out of the very bad

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Imagine what must go through a player's mind when he returns to a place where a major championship was in his grasp until a blunder in the bunker ruined everything. The shot was shown countless times. Questions were inevitable and endless. That was Thomas Bjorn at Royal St. George's. And he can appreciate better than most what Dustin Johnson is facing this week...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

British Open, Tee Times

Thursday-Friday 1:32 a.m.-6:33 a.m. - Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; Greg Owen, England; Rod Pampling, Australia. 1:43 a.m.-6:44 a.m. - Todd Hamilton, United States; a-Paul Dunne, Ireland; James Hahn, United States. 1:54 a.m.-6:55 a.m. - Graham DeLaet, Canada; Brian Harman, United States; Russell Knox, Scotland. 2:05 a.m.-7:06 a.m. - Matt Every, United States; Alexander Levy, France; David...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

McIlroy not alone in golf in finding hazards off the course

Rory McIlroy's ankle injury heading into the final two majors of the year raises questions about which hobbies star athletes should avoid. It also brings to mind an entertaining conversation a decade ago among Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn. They had finished lunch in the clubhouse lounge at Firestone, and Woods was regaling his European pals about his adventures under...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Larrazabal captures BMW International Open title

MUNICH -- Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open by one shot Sunday for his fourth European Tour title. The Spaniard, who also won the tournament in 2011, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish with a 17-under 271 on the Eichenried Golf Club course. "Every title is very special, but this place, there's something here that suits my eye. From the tee to the greens,...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Larrazabal wins BMW International Open by 1 shot

MUNICH (AP) Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open by one shot Sunday for his fourth European Tour title. The Spaniard, who also won the tournament in 2011, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish with a 17-under 271 on the Eichenried Golf Club course. Sweden's Henrik Stenson shot five birdies and an eagle for a 65 but finished a stroke back after Larrazabal seized...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnston shoots 66, takes early lead at BMW International Open

MUNICH -- England's Andrew Johnston shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open. Johnston started with a bogey on the 10th hole but then carded seven birdies to finish one stroke ahead of a number of players with play still in progress at the Eichenried Golf Club. Compatriots James Morrison and Tommy Fleetwood, Thailand...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

England's Andrew Johnston takes early lead in Munich

MUNICH (AP) England's Andrew Johnston shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open. Johnston started with a bogey on the 10th hole but then carded seven birdies to finish one stroke ahead of a number of players with play still in progress at the Eichenried Golf Club. Compatriots James Morrison and Tommy Fleetwood, Thailand...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open the most democratic of majors

The names of golf's two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts. The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify. The difference between them, other than the 35 years of history and the turf on which golf is played, was evident Monday when the final exemptions were awarded through the world ranking. The U.S. Open took the top 60 in the...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Three players tied for first-round lead at Mauritius Open

BEL OMBRE, Mauritius -- Thorbjorn Olesen, Wang Jeung-hun and Carlos Pigem all opened with a 6-under 65 Thursday for a share of the first-round lead at the inaugural Mauritius Open. The three were the early pacesetters on the Indian Ocean island in a new tournament shared by the European, Asian and South African golf tours. Denmark's Olesen picked up six birdies in his opening nine...
Via AP on Fox
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Europe selects Darren Clarke as Ryder Cup captain for 2016

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Darren Clarke has been selected as the captain of the European team for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. The European Tour announced its decision on Wednesday following a meeting of a five-man selection panel, which included the last three captains - Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and stalwarts of the...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Golf: Rory McIlroy Wins at Dubai

For the second time in six years, McIlroy has won the Dubai Desert Classic. Shooting -22 this weekend ties a course record set by Stephen Gallacher in 2013 and Thomas Bjorn in 2001. As of today, McIlroy is ranked number one in the World Golf Rankings. His first professional victory was at Dubai back in 2009. Throughout the entire weekend, McIlroy dominated the course and made minimal...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

France's Levy leads BMW Masters in China

SHANGHAI, China (AP) France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the lead in the BMW Masters. Levy began the birdie run on the par-4 ninth on Lake Malaren's Masters Course. He won the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen in April for his first European Tour title and took the rain-shortened Portugal Masters...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup reviewing access inside the ropes

NAPA, Calif. (AP) For the first two days of the Ryder Cup, only 16 players were on the golf course at the same time. And they had plenty of company. The greatest growth in golf might be the number of guests allowed inside the ropes at the Ryder Cup. The access began with the players' wives dressed in uniform. It has expanded significantly in the last decade to include the parents...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch The 2014 Ryder Cup Live Live Online (Live Stream)

The PGA season may be over, but one of golf’s most exciting events kicks off Friday. The United States and Europe will do battle in the 40th installation of the longtime tournament featuring the world’s best golfers. The 2014 event gets started Friday morning at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. Friday’s competition will feature the fourball (better ball) matches in the morning...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster rundown: A closer look at the Europe Ryder Cup team

Here is a closer look at the European squad for the 2014 Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland: RORY McILROY Northern Ireland, age 25 World Ranking: 1 Ryder Cup appearances: 2; 4-3-2 record. Tait’s take: Although he’s only 25, the World No. 1 will be seen as vital to Europe’s chances of winning the match for the third successive time,...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn returns to Ryder Cup as a player

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Thomas Bjorn has been a strong presence for Europe in the Ryder Cup having been part of five winning teams. This year is a big change for the 43-year-old Dane. He actually gets to play. Bjorn is back in action for the first time in 12 years. The last time he was in the Ryder Cup as a player, Paul McGinley was a rookie who made the winning putt for Europe...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Shy Dubuisson is Europe's mystery man at Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Plucking two outrageous shots from the cactus for par saves in the Match Play Championship final in February thrust Victor Dubuisson into golf's global consciousness. Gary Player said he hadn't seen anything like it in 60 years in the sport. Nick Faldo compared him to Seve Ballesteros. Dubuisson, despite losing the final to Jason Day, briefly was the talk...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

European Tour: Joost Luiten leads Wales Open by 1 after 1st round

Joost Luiten birdied seven of his last 10 holes to grab a one-shot lead in the first round of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday. Luiten parred his opening eight holes before storming up the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 65 on the Twenty-Ten course. Of Europe's four Ryder Cup players in the field, Jamie Donaldson shot a quiet 1-under 70, Thomas Bjorn birdied the 18th to...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Made in Denmark: Warren joins Dredge in lead after 3rd round

  Scotland's Marc Warren mastered strong winds to shoot a 5-under 66 on Saturday and join Bradley Dredge of Wales in a share of the lead after the third round of Made in Denmark. Warren surged 12 places up the leaderboard to sit tied with Dredge on 6-under 207, three shots ahead of Garteh Maybin of Northern Ireland and England's Simon Wakefield. Dredge, a two-time winner of the...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Made in Denmark: Dredge atop leaderboard, Wakefield, Bjorn follow

  Wales' Bradley Dredge topped the Made in Denmark leaderboard on Friday, with England's Simon Wakefield in second and Dane Thomas Bjorn, who aims to secure a spot in Europe's Ryder Cup team, tied in third. Dredge holds a four-shot lead over Wakefield after a three-under-par 68 second round that saw him birdie four of his last six holes. ''I'm delighted with the way I played,''...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn, Dredge atop of lead before suspension

AALBORG, Denmark (AP) Denmark's Thomas Bjorn boosted his chances of securing a spot in Europe's Ryder Cup team by remaining atop of the Made in Denmark leaderboard on Friday before a lightning threat temporarily halted proceedings on the second day. Bjorn together with Wales' Bradley Dredge made their way to the clubhouse having leveled par for the day. The Dane played seven holes...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn shares early lead at Made in Denmark

AALBORG, Denmark (AP) Thomas Bjorn shot a 5-under 66 to share the lead midway through the first round of the Made in Denmark event Thursday, boosting his chances of securing a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. Playing in his home tournament, Bjorn made five birdies and did not drop a shot in gusty conditions. He is tied for first place with Felipe Aguilar of Chile and Bradley Dredge...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Movers and Losers - RBC Canadian Open

Rory's back, with two wins in six starts, and, after sliding as low as 11th in the World Rankings, he's up to second. The golf world seems to be as close to normal now as it has been all year, with McIlroy's third major, Tiger back and making cuts (though not quite competing), and Phil Mickelson demonstrating that he's still got something in the gas tank after a slow start to the...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A chance to start over in Match Play

It's easy to love the format at the Match Play Championship on Tuesday. Opinions can change quickly Wednesday on the way out the door. Thomas Bjorn flew halfway around the world to La Costa in 2005 just to play 13 holes. He took the next year off with a neck injury, then came all the way to Arizona in 2007 and again lasted only 13 holes. Tiger Woods won three times. And then there...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn eyeing another Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is a long way away but not in the mind of Thomas Bjorn. It's right there in the back. Victory in his first tournament of the new season, at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City a month ago, has him lying second in Europe's Ryder Cup standings, and a little excited already that he could qualify as a player for the first time in 12 years. But Bjorn insists he's not getting...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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